This Year’s Theme: Greater
As competitors, we always dream of something Greater. We train tirelessly to reach our potential, seeking approval from teammates, coaches and fans. The promise of a trophy or praise pushes us to succeed. Our identity becomes about our performance—how well we play, not who we are. The pressure to succeed fuels our purpose to compete every day.
But what happens when our season ends, or we don’t perform well?
What does it say about our potential or our purpose? The world will say we’re not good enough—that we’ve failed.
But Jesus Christ says differently. In Christ, we have a Greater potential than what is on a scoreboard. Through His sacrifice on the cross, we have the promise of a new life. When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we give up the old expectations to gain a new identity in Christ. The pressure to perform evaporates, and our performance is transformed. We no longer compete for something Greater, but for Someone Greater. We play with a new purpose: He must become Greater, and we must become less.